The Cupertino Courier published a nice story announcing the Silicon Valley Reads Poetry Contest.
Here’s an excerpt:
This will be the sixth year Cupertino will have an essay contest, and the first with a poetry contest for cash prizes. The essay contest is open to Cupertino adults and teens in grades 9-12, and focuses on responses to a question based off the two featured books from the 2014 Silicon Valley Reads program. This year’s selections are “The Shallows: What is the Internet Doing to our Brains” by Nicholas Carr, and “Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan.
This year’s essay contest question asks “Is technology changing the way you read and access information? Is this bad or good?”
Cash prizes will be awarded by the Cupertino Library Foundation in all age categories, with the grand prize for the essay contest being $500 for the top teen and adult; $300 each for the second prize adult and teen. For the poetry contest, there is a cash award of $350 each for the top adult, teen and middle-school entrant. Second prize is $200 each for an adult, teen and middle-school ages.